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Governing

We Don't Need Debates; We Need Conversations

Matt Bieber | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Matt Bieber

Josh Weinstein thinks about rhetoric and argumentation with more nuance and subtlety than anyone I know. At the moment, he's developing Argmaps, a web-based platform for structured inquiry into really hard questions.

Emanuel on Letterman: Chicago Mayor "Best Job Ever'

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.10.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Hear Emanuel's response and his thoughts on gun control, Syria and running a president's staff -- plus a pretty good impression of his former boss, Bill Clinton -- in the video.

Milk, Honey, or Hemlock?

Jim Worth | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Jim Worth

Is the Tea Party poisoning the Grand Old Party? Republicans have never been particularly good at governing, but the Tea Party makes it impossible.

How Do You Govern Your Family Road Trip?

Kari Haugeto | Posted 08.09.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Five hours into the drive from Atlanta to Washington, our kids tried to stage a coup. It happened at the worst possible moment in our trip, during a pit stop at a rest area on Interstate 85 in a remote part of North Carolina.

Market Values and Civic Virtue

Terry Newell | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Terry Newell

Elected officials treat citizens as customers and speak as if tax dollars are payments for goods and services received rather than an obligation of citizenship. They encourage us to ask whether we, personally, are getting our money's worth from government.

The Toughest Job in America

Sam Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sam Roberts

Who was really "America's Mayor," Rudy Giuliani or John V. Lindsay? Each could stake a credible claim to that rubric, which was the title of a book about Giuliani and of one that I just edited on Lindsay.

One Year After Obama's Election: Still Smarter...Than The Alternative

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What puts this first year in perspective for me is that: Obama may not be smarter than all of us, but he sure is smarter by a long shot than McCain would have been. And that, for now, is enough for me.

How Social Media Today and its Online Communities Reinforce Blogging

Ari Herzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ari Herzog

Disclosure: In late February, I was recruited by Robin Carey and Jerry Bowles, co-founders of Social Media Today and joined their team as a community ...

Holding the New Democratic Majority Together -- Part 2

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

The vast majority of Americans is weary of ideological bickering and interested only in backing leaders who can do something about their problems.

Holding the New Democratic Majority Together

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

With Daniel Berrier of Electopundit Part 1: Reading the Election Barack Hussein Obama, the newly elected 44th President of the United States is almo...